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How important is the elite in wokeism?
Is woke just increasing mutational load or do the elites need to be considered?
Recently I have been looking at a lot of evidence suggesting that wokeism is highly heritable. Consider this chart with an amazing correlation between left handedness and state liberalness:
The association between left handedness and leftism comes from the mutational load hypothesis, which says that leftism is a psychological defect caused by high mutational load induced by the low selection pressures of modernity. Left handedness is taken as a sign of high mutational load, because of its correlation with myriad diseases, meaning if leftism is a result of mutational load, it should correlate with left handedness.
We also know that American Jews are very leftist, breed very little, and mix with gentiles at a high rate, while Israeli Jews are mostly the opposite.
Amazingly, left handedness rates predict these differences too. A whopping 30% of American Jews are left handed, while only about 10% of Israeli Jews are left handed.
Mutational load theory lines up with Haidt’s research on “moral foundations” which attempts to predict political views from deeper sentiments. These sentiments, of course, are highly heritable (49% - 66%). Leftists, of course, appear to simply have disfunctions in half their moral system. These disfunctions also seem to be in the later-evolved altruistic part of the system.
The five foundations can be reduced to two factors, binding and individualizing. Individualizing is basically “I don’t want to be harmed” and “I want redistribution from rich people (“fairness”) while binding is “I care about my family, race, and nation”, “I want my community to stay clean”, “laws should be followed if they are for the good of the community”, etc.
Finally, other, more straight-forward attempts to measure the heritability of political views finds similar figures, 50%-70%.
Also, Thuletide has been posting even more evidence of this, mainly in the form of facial structure.
In line with mutational load theory and high heritability of wokeness, the woke have uglier, more mutated faces (mutational load reduces health and symmetry, which is attractive) and political behavior can be predicted from face structure with high accuracy, suggesting high heritability (face structure should basically just reflect genetics in an environment with universal nutrition).
We now ask, if woke is mostly genetics, do the elite even matter? While the elite, due to less selection pressure, may have accumulated mutational load first, class recirculation is high and the “elite” gene pool is not really segregated from the masses.
Maybe elite theory is true and you need elites to run everything and engage in the process of political agency, but do the details even matter when you have increasing mutational load at all levels of society, such that when leaders want to sign some pozzed bill into law, they don’t get mass pushback, and instead find plenty of public support? Both the elite and masses suck, and Cthulhu swims left because mutational load is accumulating at all socio-economic status levels. If this continues, we can predict that 20 years from now we will be even more woke, and it hardly matters how power flows. If we live in a democracy, the masses will be more mutated and will easily find mutated politicians to pass more mutated laws. If we live in a plutocracy, mutated elites will pass mutated laws and the mutated masses won’t care because they’re hardly less pozzed than the elites. There will be no rebellion because the masses look like this and the problem is the genes, not fluoride, propaganda, or conspiracies.
My own data suggests that the rest of woke among the masses, that is not heritability, is explained by top-down economic pressures.
But this is maybe 20% of the variance vs. as much as 70% for genetics. And through-time, mutational load has greatly increased, so it probably explains most if not all of the shift to the left.
Perhaps studying “the elite” is not important for explaining the rise of leftism. Maybe it should be studies through the lenses of figuring out a resource efficient counter to woke.
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